Chair: Nancy Petersen
Phone: (406) 281-5426
In this class, you will work with drawing media such as graphite pencil, colored pencil, marker, pen and ink, creating the illusion of 3D form, contour line and value drawings. You will explore and use color theory. You will study perspective. Art 1 is a prerequisite for Ceramics 1 and Art 2.
Drawing and design:
These skills define the fundamental skills of studying art. This class is required before the study of painting. Some of the materials and techniques you will work with are pen and ink, ink wash, color pencil, and scratchboard. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of drawing platforms including: perspective, cartooning, form analogy, and realistic representations of landscape and portrait work.
In this class you will work with a variety of materials, such as beads, leather, metal, wire, and fibers. You will learn the basics of metal working, including wire working, rivets, enameling, soldering, and stone setting. Some of your projects will be rings, necklaces, and earrings. Jewelry is wearable art that requires crafting and creativity.
This class introduces you to the basics of oil painting. You will learn how to mix oils and understand color theory through a variety of projects that will allow you to express your creativity. Emphasis will be placed on color theory and exploration. Students will work with a variety of projects and learn and experiment with many techniques. A range of subject matter will be explored, including: still life, landscape, figures, portraiture, nonobjective, and imaginative images.